Connecting Women with Wisdom

A website, social media community, podcast, blog, and photo gallery sharing the lives, conversations, and stories

of wise and wonderful women in their 70s, 80s and beyond.  

Brought to you by retired roller derby crone, Barbara "Queen B" Dolan,

as she travels the country in her shiny vintage trailer, meeting fascinating older ladies and sharing their wisdom.



Welcome to Playa Negra, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, on the southern coast of the Caribbean Sea, where every morning for three weeks, I spent time in the water.  Swimming, floating, diving, tumbling, spluttering, body surfing, and this crone's new love: boogie boarding....

January 23, 2020

You know how I keep kvetching about not actually publishing any podcast audio yet..?  Yeah.  It's time to get over that.  Well, to get closer, anyway.

I recently returned from the She Podcasts Live conference in Atlanta. I learned so much, met so many, ha...

Remember about a year ago when I excitedly shared that the "Crone Zone" traveling sound studio was home?  Well, it left again.  And now it's home again!  Until I leave again.  (Got that?)

Shortly after purchasing the trailer last July, it became clear tha...

I've been back for nine weeks, but it feels like forever ago that I spent the month of February in the tiny town of Puerto Viejo on the southern Caribbean side of Costa Rica.

Each time I return to Puerto Viejo (this was my sixth visit), it feels more and more like home....

I used to work a lot.  I mean, a LOT.  60 and 70 hours a week at my desk and on-site weren't unusual.  And then I burnt out.  Extra crispy.

I chose wisely in the life partner department and have been able to not only take a break from working re...

November 8, 2018

Purchased in July, my Bambi lived in Lawrence, Kansas up 'til last weekend.  It now resides in my backyard in Oak Park, Illinois.

Isn't she cute!?  (And the trailer's not bad either.)

My brother (we'll talk about him another time) is a gifted engineer who took good care...

October 8, 2018

Just in case you hadn't noticed, I've stalled in the production of actual something-to-listen-to podcasts.  Honestly, I've been mired in my own fear of technology and needed a little validation and inspiration.

I learned pretty fast that this new project meant lear...

It's a big day!  A new birthday, a new project, a new trailer in which to pursue that project, and a new website I made all by myself to introduce what I hope will become an interactive and supportive community that seeks the wisdom of those who have lived long and int...

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